Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fun With Friends and Turkey Food

Last Tuesday after storytime at the library, some of our friends came over for lunch and some Thanksgiving fun. For lunch the kids had turkeys made out of fruit. Silly boys eating lunch

After lunch we make turkey cookies.Ready to eat!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blogging Blahs...

...and the blahs in general. That's what I have. No exciting stories or events to report on - just everyday life. Of course it is probably the calm before the storm that is the holidays. Taylor has been in and out for meetings all week so the kids and I have had lots of quality time and we've done pretty much nothing. Taylor promised me this morning that his trip to Waco today was his last one for the year. Now it is out there for the blogging world to hold him accountable. Anyway, here are some pictures that have been on the camera for a few days so I'll share for the sake of the grandparents.
These were taken over a week ago when we went with friends down to the river to feed the ducks. We avoided the geese this time and John Curtis didn't seem to be scarred by his last experience here.
The nice duckies stayed in the water the whole time.
Lots of fun!
These are the 2 pictures I took in Weatherford this weekend. Since Taylor was out of town the kids and I spent the weekend there. DeeDee was helping Sophie with her sticker book. Pardon Bumpaw's big feet.
Cuddle time with Mimi

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Girls' Weekend 2009

Every year since I was in college the girls in my family spend a weekend away together. We always include a trip to the National Cemetery in San Antonio to visit my grandfather's grave. We always shop and eat a lot and laugh a lot and drive a lot since we tend to get lost. This year we did a few different things, too. After my family picked me up in Lampasas we drove to Wimberly and toured an olive tree orchard. The drive was beautiful with all the trees changing colors and the tour was really interesting.
My Aunt Edie and me in front of a cork tree
Mom pointing out an olive tree
Mimi and Lindsey during the tour
Mom, my Aunt Kay, and me during the tour
All the girls
More walking

Mom with an asparagus plant. This was fascinating to me. I never knew how asparagus grew.

When we left the orchard we drove to Kyle to pick up some yummy pie at the Texas Pie Company and then on to San Marcos where our Bed and Breakfast was.

This was my cemetery snack I made for us
All of the girls relaxing outside the B&B

We had a yummy dinner on the river that night and a yummy breakfast at a cafe on the square the next morning. Then we headed for the cemetery
This year it was raining so some of us stayed in the car. Mimi was a trooper though. We stopped at the outlet mall on the way home and shopped for a few hours. It was another great weekend with the girls.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Winning Weekend

For the first time in a long time, all of our teams won this weekend - the Central High School Bobcats, the Aggies (Whoop!), and the Cowboys. John Curtis felt very proud!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

My parents made a last minute decision to come see the kids for the night on Friday. It was nice to have them here. On Friday night, the guys went to the football game to watch the Bobcats win while the girls stayed home and made caramel apples.

The next morning we had our traditional ghost toast and eggs.
Tickle time with Bumpaw

Trunk or Treat
I do realize that the last few posts have been of my kids in their costumes and they all look the same, but I had to document it one more time. Taylor worked really hard on them.

However, they weren't the most comfortable costumes.

Unfortunately, the pictures don't do Sophie's justice. She actually has a green light up leaf on the front and blue lights coming out the bottom. You just can't see them in the pictures. It was fun!